Pitbull Is Heading to Kodiak, Alaska

Rapper will visit remote island's Walmart due to Internet prank

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Mr. Worldwide, indeed: Pitbull will fly to Kodiak, Alaska, to visit the small island's Walmart store as part of a competition sponsored by the chain and Listerine. The contest promised that the rapper would appear at whichever Walmart branch got the most likes on Facebook and, early on, it was hijacked by David Thorpe and Jon Hendren of the website Something Awful, who started a campaign to send Pitbull all the way to the Kodiak Walmart. As a result, the store's page netted over 71,000 likes, even though Kodiak's population is just over 6,000 according to the 2010 U.S. census.

Pitbull seems stoked, anyway. "I heard that Kodiak, Alaska, has the most likes due to someone who thinks he was playing a prank," the rapper said in the announcement video. "But you gotta understand, I'll go anywhere in the world for my fans." He even took the opportunity to extend an invitation to the pranksters. Nice work, Internet!

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